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Fallout 4 Full List of Perks and Their Details





Strength Training



Strength is a measure of your raw physical power. It affects how much you can carry, and the damage of all melee attacks.



Perception Training



Perception is your environmental awareness and "sixth sense", and affects weapon accuracy in V.A.T.S.



Endurance Training



Endurance is a measure of your overall physical fitness. It affects your total Health and the Action Point drain from sprinting. 



Charisma Training



Charisma is your ability to charm and convince others. It affects your success to persuade in dialogue and prices when you barter.



Intelligence Training



Intelligence is a measure of your overall mental acuity, and affects the number of edxperience points earned.



Agility Training



Agility is a measure of your overall finesse and reflexes. It affects the number of Action Points in V.A.T.S. and your ability to sneak.



Luck Training



Luck is a measure of your general good fortune, and affects the recharge rate of Critical Hits.



Fortune Finder



You find even more bottle caps in containers.



Gunslinger



Channel the spirit of the Old West! Non-automatic pistols do 20% more damage.



V.A.N.S.



Let Vault-Tec guide you! The path to your closest quest target is displayed in V.A.T.S.



Cap Collector



Buying and selling prices at vendors are now much better.



Toughness



You now have +20 Damage Resistance.



Pickpocket



Your quick hands and sticky fingers make picking pockets 25% easier.



Iron Fist



Channel your chi to unleash devastating fury! Punching attacks do 20% more damage to your opponent.



Big Leagues



Swing for the fences! Do 20% more melee weapon damage.



Rifleman



Keep your distance long and your kill-count high. Attacks with non-automatic rifles do 20% more damage.



Lead Belly



Your digestive tract has adjusted to the weirdness of the Wasteland! Take less radiation from eating or drinking.



Lady Killer



You're charming... and dangerous. Women suffer +5% damage in combat, and are easier to persuade in combat.



Medic



Stimpaks now restore 60% of lost Health, and RadAway removes 60% of radiation.



Commando



Your automatic weapons now do 40% more damage, with improved hip fire accuracy.



Scrounger



You find even more ammunition in containers.



Bloody Mess



You now inflict +10% damage in combat.



Sneak



Become whisper, become shadow. You are 20% harder to detect while sneaking.



Gun Nut



Shoot first, kill first, with access to base level and Rank 1 gun mods.



Lone Wanderer



Who needs friends, anyway? When adventuring without a companion, you take 15% less damage and carry weight increases by 50.



Life Giver



You Instantly gain another +20 maximum Health.



Awareness



To defeat your enemies, know their weaknesses! You can view a target's specific damage resistances in V.A.T.S.



Armorer



Protect yourself from the dangers of the Wasteland with access to base level and Rank 1 armor mods.



Blacksmith



Fire up the forge and gain access to base level and Rank 1 melee weapon mods.



Locksmith



Your nimble fingers allow you to pick Advanced locks.



Chem Resistant



All the rush without the Hassle! You're 50% less likely to get addicted when consuming chems.



Attack Dog



Your faithful canine companion can hold an enemy, giving you a greater chance to hit them in V.A.T.S.



Hacker



Knowledge of cutting-edge computer encryption allows you to hack Advanced terminals.



Mister Sandman



As an agent of death itself, you can instantly kill a sleeping person. Your silenced weapons do an additional 15% sneak attack damage.



Mysterious Stranger



Who is he? Why does he help? Who cares! The Mysterious Stranger will appear occasionally in V.A.T.S. to lend a hand, with deadly efficiency...



Idiot Savant



You're not stupid! Just... different. Randomly receive 3x XP from any action, and the lower your Intelligence, the greater the chance.



Action Boy



There's no time to waste! Your Action Points regenerate 25% faster.



Scrapper



Waste not, want not! You can salvage uncommon components like screws, aluminum, and copper when scrapping weapons and armor.



Animal Friend



Commune with beasts! With your gun, aim at any animal below your level and gain a chance to pacify it.



Aquaboy



Water is your ally. You no longer take radiation damage from swimming, and can breathe underwater.



Demolition Expert



The bigger the boom, the better! Your explosives do 25% more damage, and you can craft explosives at any Chemistry Station.



Heavy Gunner



Thanks to practice and conditioning, heavy guns do 20% more damage.



Strong Back



What are you, part pack mule? Gain 25% to carry weight.



Night Person



You are a creature of the night! Gain +2 to Intelligence and Perception between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.



Rad Resistant



Exposure to the Wasteland has made you more resilient, instantly granting +10 Radiation Resistance.



Local Leader



As the ruler everyone turns to, you are able to establish supply lines between your workshop settlements.



Science!



Take full advantage of advanced technology with access to base level and Rank 1 high-tech mods.



Moving Target



They can't hurt what they can't hit! Get +25 Damage Resistance and +25 Energy Resistance when you're sprinting.



Better Criticals



​Advanced training for enhanced combat effectiveness! Criticals do 50% more extra damage.



Critical Banker



You're a patient battlefield technician, and can save a Critical Hit, to be used in V.A.T.S. when you need it the most.



Ninja



Trained as a shadow warrior, your ranged sneak attacks do 2.5x normal damage and your melee sneak attacks do 4x normal damage.



Chemist



Any chems you take last 50% longer. Far out.



Party Boy



Nobody has a good time like you! There's no chance you'll get addicted to alcohol.



Adamantium Skeleton



Your skeleton has been infused with indestructible metal, reducing limb damage by 30%.



Refractor



You must be part mirror! Instantly gain +10 Energy Resistance.



Steady Aim



Stay on target! Hip-fire accuracy is improved when firing any gun.



Basher



Get up close and personal! Gun bashing does 25% more damage.



Sniper



It's all about focus. You have improved control and can hold your breath longer when aiming with scopes.



Cannibal



Feast on mortal flesh to heal your wounds! Eating human corpses restores Health.



Inspirational



Because you lead by example, your companion does more damage in combat, and cannot hurt you.



Robotics Expert



Machines will always serve humans, if you have anything to say about it. Hack a robot, and gain a chance to power it on or off, or initiate a self-destruct.



Quick Hands



In combat, there's no time to hesitate. You can reload all guns faster.



Grim Reaper's Sprint



Death becomes you! Any kill in V.A.T.S. has a 15% chance to restore all Action Points.



Four Leaf Clover



Feeling Lucky? You should! Each hit in V.A.T.S. has a chance of filling your Critical meter.



Blitz



Find the gap and make the tackle! V.A.T.S. melee distance is increased significantly.



Nuclear Physicist



You've learned to split the atom... and command it. Radiation weapons do 50% more damage and Fusion Cores last an extra 25% longer.



Wasteland Whisperer



Master the post-apocalypse! With your gun, aim at any Wasteland creature below your level and gain a chance to pacify it.



Ghoulish



Sure, you're still human - on the outside! Radiation now regenerates your lost Health.



Penetrator



There's no place to hide! In V.A.T.S. you can target an enemy's body parts that are blocked by cover, with a decrease in accuracy.



Rooted



You're part tree! While standing still, you gain +25 Damage Resistance and your melee and unarmed attacks deal 25% more damage.



Pain Train



Choo choo! While wearing Power Armor, sprinting into enemies hurts and staggers them. 



Concentrated Fire



Stay focused! In V.A.T.S. every attack on the same body part gains +10% accuracy.



Solar Powered



Catch some rays! Gain +2 to Strength and Endurance between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.



Intimidation



Time to show everyone who's boss! With your gun, aim at any human opponent below your level and gain a chance to pacify them.



Nerd Rage!



Genius. Is. ANGRY! When your Health drops below 20%, time slows and you gain +20 Damage Resistance and do 20% more damage while the effect lasts.



Gun-Fu



You've learned to apply ancient martial arts to gunplay! Do 25% more damage to your second V.A.T.S. target and beyond.



Ricochet



What goes around comes around! An enemy's ranged attack will sometimes ricochet back and instantly kill them. The closer you are to death, the higher the chance.